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Google Pixel 2 codenames uncovered, may hint at one big feature

by Brandon Russell | March 14, 2017March 14, 2017 11:15 am PDT

Thanks to references found in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) gerrit, via Android Police, we may know the codenames for Google’s upcoming Pixel devices.

The site points to a brief mention of “walleye,” and says a source also provided information about another Pixel device codenamed “muskie.”

“At this point, we don’t have any more information about the devices that we are yet confident enough to share,” Android Police’s David Ruddock wrote. “We do believe Google will stick to the strategy of two models—one smaller, one larger—but actual specifications largely elude us at this point.”

The codenames themselves don’t provide us with any new information, but having our first sighting brings us closer to Google’s next flagships.

Let the Google Pixel 2 rumors begin

Earlier this year, a report claimed Google was planning to introduce several big changes to the Pixel 2, including an even better camera. There was also a rumor of a third, more affordable model, though there doesn’t appear to be any evidence of one existing just yet.

If you really want to delve into the codenames—walleye and muskie are freshwater fish—perhaps we’ll see major water and dust resistance when the Pixel 2 hits—a rumor we’ve heard in the past.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...